Joe Biden refused to answer one Supreme Court question that could decide the election
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death put the spotlight on how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would handle Supreme Court vacancies.
That’s not what Joe Biden wants.
And Joe Biden refused to answer one Supreme Court question that could decide the election.
On Monday, Joe Biden sat for rare interviews with local media.
Brittany Schmidt of ABC affiliate WBAY’s Action 2 News in Wisconsin asked Joe Biden if he supported demands by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others to pack the Supreme Court if they win power in retaliation for Senate Republicans confirming Donald Trump’s choice to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Biden refused to answer the question, claiming the American people should not care what Biden wants to do as President.
“It’s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question,” Biden responded. “Because it will shift the focus, that’s what he wants, he never wants to talk about the issue at hand and he always tries to change the subject.”
Biden reasoned that the American people had no businesses knowing his plans for the Presidency because that would focus attention on what Biden would do once in office.
“Let’s say I answer that question, then the whole debate’s gonna be about what Biden said or didn’t say, Biden said he would or wouldn’t,” Biden added. “The discussion should be about why he is moving in a direction that’s totally inconsistent with what founders wanted.”
Biden then falsely claimed confirming a nominee in the duly elected President and Senate’s current term in office violated constitutional principle.
“The Constitution says voters get to pick a president who gets to make the pick and the Senate gets to decide. We’re in the middle of the election right now, you know, people are voting now. By the time this Supreme Court hearing would be held, if they hold one, it’s estimated 30 to 40% of the American people already have voted. It is a fundamental breach of constitutional principle. It must stay on that and it shouldn’t happen,” Biden concluded.
The only reason Biden doesn’t want to tell the American people how he would handle court packing or Supreme Court nominations is because Biden’s handlers know the answers they would instruct him to give would be wildly unpopular.